RICHARD MEROS SALUTES THE SOUTHERN MAN
Adapted from the book by Richard Meros, by Geoff Pinfield and Arthur Meek
Performed by Arthur Meek
Directed by Geoff Pinfield
at BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce, Wellington
From 8 Mar 2012 to 17 Mar 2012
Reviewed by Lynn Freeman, 14 Mar 2012
originally published in Capital Times
Richard Meros salutes the Southern Man is very clever. And funny, topical and entertaining. It has the same theatrical premise as the adaptation of Meros' book On the Conditions and Possibilities of Helen Clark Taking me as her Young Lover where he (in the fine form of the charmingArthur Meek), Prince of the Powerpoint Presentation, persuasively argues his point. The point here being that the Southern Man is the salvation ofNew Zealand's many current woes.
The interaction with the on screen images is wickedly clever and it is refreshing to see pointed political satire on stage. Richard Meros, you get a big ‘thumbs up' salute from this reviewer and Southern Woman.
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